The authors examine the logistics and sustainment aspects of an emerging operational concept for employing a family of unmanned aerial vehicles that can be launched, recovered, and sustained with minimal reliance on runways.
Jan 26, 2022
Brad DeBlois is a management scientist at the RAND Corporation. His research focuses primarily on basing, logistics, global mobility, and expeditionary medicine. At RAND he has led and contributed to research teams to assess basing options to improve access to training ranges, identify factors contributing to declining KC-135 aircraft availability, evaluate the US Air Force’s expeditionary medical posture in the Pacific and Europe, assess alternate future employment concepts for the Air Force tanker fleet in denied environments, and determine cost effective options for providing adversary air support to USAF fighter pilot training programs. Prior to joining RAND, DeBlois was an analyst at Innovative Decisions, Inc., where he applied a range of analytic techniques and systems engineering processes to a variety of complex problems for DoD and Intelligence clients. He received his Master's in Management Science from the London School of Economics and his Bachelor's in Physics from the College of William and Mary.